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On 31st July Vale District Council’s Planning Committee unanimously approved NHPC’s application for a new Louie Memorial Pavilion building. Thank you to all who have engaged in the process over the last few years. We are pleased to have reached this milestone and look forward to delivering improved facilities for the whole community.
Details on how to contact the Council while the Clerk is away.
The NHPC Clerk will be away on holiday:
- Monday 29th July to Friday 9th August inclusive
- Monday 19th August to Friday 23rd inclusive
During this time, the office will be closed. Please contact Chairman David Kay or Vice-Chair Caroline Potter with urgent queries:
- Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor David Kay – Tel: 01865 240272
- Vice-Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Caroline Potter – Mobile: 0759019476
This Sunday’s Pop-Up Cafe is being run by the Parish Council with all funds raised going to the Pavilion. Also at the cafe our District Councillors will be holding a surgery. Come along for cake, savoury treats, company, fun & conversation. 3pm to 5pm Sunday 14th July.
NHPC has submitted amendments to planning application P19/V0696/FUL for a new shared-use building to replace the Louie Memorial Pavilion and Scout Hut. You can comment on the amended plans until 16th July on the Vale planning applications website here.
Public Meeting to consider and vote on a resolution to surrender the current hall lease, sign the lease for the new community hall currently being built as part of the West Way redevelopment.
Seacourt Hall is scheduled to move to a new permanent location on the ground floor of the new community building currently under construction as part of the redevelopment of West Way centre in Botley. The community building will be completed late in 2019.
Seacourt Hall Management Committee invites all adult residents (aged 18 and over) of North Hinksey Parish to attend a Public Meeting to consider and vote on a resolution to surrender the current hall lease, sign the lease for the new community hall currently being built, and then to move into the new hall once the building is complete later this year. This public meeting is being held in accordance with Clause 20 of the current lease and Charity Commission guidelines.
- Date: Thursday 18th July 2019
- Time: 7pm to 7:45pm
- Venue: temporary Seacourt Hall (2nd floor above Co-op)
Resolution: Seacourt Hall Management Committee (hereafter SHMC) proposes that, upon satisfactory completion of the new community hall currently being built by the Botley Development Company (hereafter BDC) as part of the Botley Centre redevelopment scheme block F, SHMC will carry out the following actions, subject to approval by the Charity Commission:
- Request North Hinksey Parish Council
(hereafter NHPC) to surrender the current Seacourt Hall lease between the Vale
of White Horse District Council (the lessor) and NHPC (the lessee) as signed by
representatives of those bodies on the 16th November 1989.
- Request NHPC to sign a new lease for
the new community hall (as described above) between BDC (the landlord) and NHPC
(the tenant), this premises to subsequently be managed by SHMC for the benefit
of the residents of North Hinksey Parish, acting as a replacement for the
- After completion of the above actions
SHMC are to vacate the current Seacourt Hall premises on a date agreed between
SHMC and BDC, and move into the new community hall (as described above).
There will be images and plans of the new hall available at the meeting. More information, documents and plans are available on the Seacourt Hall website.
In June your views are sought on proposed transport improvements to the Botley Road Corridor. Oxfordshire County Council is holding public exhibitions that set out proposals for improving conditions for people and businesses who walk, cycle and use bus travel along this main route to and from Oxford city centre and staff from the project team will be on hand to answer any queries.
They are seeking your views on the current stage of work: the feasibility design of the proposed improvements for walking, cycling and bus users/passengers.
Consultation Dates and Venues
5th June 2019
|4:15pm – 7:15pm||West Oxford Community Centre |
8th June 2019
|10:30am – 2:15pm||West Oxford Community Centre |
12th June 2019
|4:00pm– 7:30pm||Seacourt Hall|
How to respond
If you are unable to attend the consultation, you can have your say online by visiting our consultation webpage and filling out the online feedback form. The consultation will be available online between the 28 May 2019 and 21 June 2019. You can access this online at:
Alternatively, the exhibition material, such as plans and text, are available at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/botleyroad and you can submit comments to Commsfeedback@oxfordshire.gov.uk or send them to Botley Road Consultation (APW), c/o County Hall, New Road, OX1 1ND.
The Parish Council is looking to appoint a new part-time caretaker, at a gross salary of £248.88p a month for an average of 24 hours a month over the year. The actual hours worked will fluctuate between summer and winter months.
The pavilion is run by a management committee and the caretaker’s work will involve liaising and working with that management committee.
The main duties of the post include: –
- Line marking of the football pitch (on average two/three times a month during the football season).
- Visiting the Pavilion three times a week to check the building and undertake any minor maintenance
work, safety checks etc; liaising with the Parish Clerk to arrange any statutory building checks e.g. fire extinguishers, electrical certificates.
- Weekly Play Equipment Safety Checks on the Upper and Lower Louis Memorial Field Play areas; completing the ROSPA report form and returning it to the Parish Clerk. (Training will be given for this duty)
- Weekly, monthly and annual maintenance checks on the defibrillator cabinet
- Maintaining the main hall, kitchen, changing rooms and showers.
- Cleaning the MUGA and Children’s Shelter area to remove litter etc. and the general maintenance of the Trim Trail equipment.
- Strim the following areas: –
- i). The outside of the Pavilion building for long grass when necessary.
- ii). Strim along the inner car park fencing at least once a year
- iii). If found necessary strim along the MUGA outer fencing and trim trail equipment.
- Litter Picking as necessary in the ‘Lower’ playing field, children’s play area, the copse main paths, the
‘Upper’ playing field, its play equipment areas and the Children’s Shelter: reporting any safety hazards.
- Lime Road Bus Shelter – Clean out once a week.
- Other reasonable duties as requested by the Parish Council.
Please apply in writing to the Parish Clerk by e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to 29 Long Close Botley Oxford, OX2 9SG by 12 noon on Monday 10th June 2019.
On 9th May NHPC agreed to issue a statement clarifying its current position regarding negotiations with the 4th Oxford Scouts for their continued use of facilities at Louie Memorial Playing Fields beyond the expiration of the current lease in 2020. This statement is in response to inaccurate information circulated within the community prior to the recent public consultation on planning application P19/V0696/FUL and the parish elections.
Read the statement here.
The results of the Parish Council election on 2nd May can be found on the Vale’s page here. The Councillors page on this website will be updated with new details after the AGM on 9th May when the new Councillors officially take up their roles.
All parishioners are welcome to attend the AGM where the new Chair and Vice Chair will be elected by Councillors and Committee members will also be agreed. The AGM is on Thursday 9th May at 8pm in Seacourt Hall. You can download the Agenda on the meetings page.